November 11, 2011
Attired in training versions of their shuttle launch and entry suits, these seven astronauts take a break from training to pose for the STS-128 crew portrait. Seated are NASA astronauts Rick Sturckow (right), commander; and Kevin Ford, pilot. From the left (standing) are astronauts Jose Hernandez, John "Danny" Olivas, Nicole Stott, European Space Agency's Christer Fuglesang and Patrick Forrester, all mission specialists. Stott is scheduled to join Expedition 20 as flight engineer after launching to the International Space Station on STS-128.
Topics: Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Space exploration, Nicole P. Stott, Frederick W. Sturckow, Patrick G. Forrester, STS-128, Expedition 20, Jose Hernandez, STS-117, Christer Fuglesang, NASA